Saturday, October 27, 2007

Saturday house cleaning

Howdy y'all!! (after all, I am in the south, so must speak like the natives, right?):)

I have been whirling around here cleaning house and just took a break for some quilting time. You know, it is clean enough to eat on the floors, (sometimes), but still looks cluttery!! Too much stuff!! but I am working on that, too.

I would like to show you some pictures of old quilts. The lavender Irish chain is from the 1930's. I bought it from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. I guess
they sell some of their donated quilts for income for the museum. It is just so well done, it is amazing. Tiny little stitches, and feathered wreaths in every white square. Thousands of hours of work into this one for sure!! It has a prominent fold across the middle, from when I purchased it. I try to not fold quilts the same way twice, so hopefully it will soften. I just love it...

The string pieced one is from my mother-in law's house. It was found in a trunk, and looks to be seldom if ever used. Maybe 1940's? What is your best guess, all you quilters out there?? It has been washed, though. It is string pieced, hand quilted, and the backing turned to the front for a running stitch turned binding. Every kind of fabric in the world is in this quilt.

The little kaleidoscope quilt is one I did in 2005. I call it wheel of mystery. Do do you the big glaring error I made in the piecing?? Funny thing is, I just noticed the error recently!! I like it anyway.

The other quilt is a mystery quilt completed in 1997. I had no idea what I would end up with, and the pattern pieced did not fit together as prescribed. But I persevered anyway. I don't think there is one corner visible on the whole quilt (all cut off)!! We have just about used this one up! I sure busted some stash with this one.

Hope you all are having a glorious fall day. I like being home today!!

Quiltingly yours,



Chookyblue said...

Great left a comment on my blog and I cannot you mean to be a no reply blogger......or do you want people to reply when you leave a question in a comment.......reply to me.........pleaseeeee

KCQuilter said...

Oh, what absolute treasures! Love all the quilts, especially the Irish chain. Just beautiful.

paula, the quilter said...

That lavender Irish Chain is an absolute sweetheart. And I'll echo Chookyblue about the noreply@blogger.

julieQ said...

Hi Paula and Chookyblue!! I am so glad you left a comment. I have gone to my template setup and and it says that it is set to allow replies. Help! I am computer stupid!!! Your comments come to my e-amil, is that what you mean?? Do I need to say it every comment I make, or just once?? How does it work? Thanks for your help ladies!!


Norma said...

Great quilts! It's neat how when you look a quilt you made in the past and compare it to one you just did, you can see your growth and skill develop right before your eyes. You have some real treasures there.

Irene's Quilting Corner said...

Awesome quilts! If they need a home, mine is available!

Oh, when you get done cleaning there, come on over! I'd rather be quilting so I;ll gladly let you clean and declutter!

Catherine said...

Absolutely gorgeous quilts. They're all wonderful, particularly the Irish chain. It really is amazing!

Hedgehog said...

I just love that string quilt! Thanks for sharing all these quilts - great inspiration.